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  1. Eli Manning and the struggling New York Giants

    Brian Phillips

    The Giants quarterback in his darkest hour.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  2. Chuck Klosterman on draft day in Cleveland

    Chuck Klosterman

    A visit inside — OK, near — the Cleveland war room on the occasion of the NFL draft.

    Story | Conversation | May 09, 2013
  3. Avoiding Dumb Mistakes at the NFL Draft

    Bill Barnwell

    What do smart NFL teams do in and around draft day that naive, stupid teams don't do? They draft better players, of course, but it's not that simple. They don't "want it more" and will themselves into picking better players. The dregs of the league d...

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  4. Hockumentary: Draft Day With Royce White

    Jonathan Hock

    Back in June, we spent 24 hours with Royce White on the day of the NBA draft, which doubled as the biggest day of his life. For us, Royce (a 6-foot-8 forward from Iowa State) was the most suspenseful and important story in the draft — someone b...

    Blog | September 05, 2012
  5. Trent Richardson, Andrew Luck, Morris Claiborne, and the rest of ...

    Wesley Morris

    Bad suits, big hugs, and a very serious discussion of football's hair problem.

    Story | Conversation | April 30, 2012
  6. Three Not-So-Crazy NFL Draft Day Observations

    Robert Mays

    My favorite NFL draft memory is from my freshman year of college. It has nothing to do with who my Chicago Bears took that year (Greg Olsen, 31st overall), or which colossal bust made his way into the top 10 (JaMarcus Russell). No, that year was abou...

    Blog | April 26, 2012
  7. Sports Guy Vault: Remembering Len Bias on What Would Have Been Hi...

    Grantland Staff

    Len Bias would have turned 50 years old today. His death, brought on from cardiac arrhythmia due to cocaine use, just two days after being selected by the Boston Celtics as the no. 2 pick in the 1986 NBA Draft, has become one of sports' great caution...

    Blog | November 18, 2013
  8. Who's That Guy (Creeping Up the 2014 NBA Draft Board)? Dante Exum...

    Danny Chau

    Earlier this week, ESPN draft insider Chad Ford released his first 2014 NBA draft big board of the season. The upcoming draft (only 315 days away!) promises to be one of the best in history. There are a number of name brands already entrenched in the...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  9. The 10 Biggest Names of the NHL Offseason (So Far)

    Sean McIndoe

    Last week was a busy one in the NHL, featuring the draft, several major trades, and the opening days of unrestricted free agency. And while the offseason stretches into September, history tends to show that most of the key moves are made within those...

    Blog | July 08, 2013
  10. Washout, Draft, Repeat: The Endless Saga of a Mariners Fan

    Spike Friedman

    With the second overall pick of the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday, the Chicago Cubs picked corner infield prospect Kris Bryant out of the University of San Diego. In the coming days, given the Cubs' history, I imagine we will be treated to ...

    Blog | June 07, 2013
  11. Wrapping Up the NFL Draft Weekend

    Bill Barnwell

    Days 2 and 3 of the NFL draft are an exercise in waiting for the players you've heard of to be drafted. Much respect to you if you've broken down tape on the small-school prospects who are coming off the board in the fifth round, but I think the majo...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  12. Bill Barnwell on day one of the NFL draft

    Bill Barnwell

    The surprises from Day 1, breaking down the trades, and what to watch for on Day 2.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2013
  13. Bill Barnwell on watching the NFL draft

    Bill Barnwell

    In a year that lacks no-brainer franchise saviors, here's how you can add excitement to your night.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2013
  14. Brittney Griner and the quiet queering of professional sports

    Wesley Morris

    What is happening here?

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2013
  15. The Cardinals Like Matt Barkley, Manti Te'o Speaks, and the Rest ...

    Robert Mays

    The annual T-shirts-and-shorts craziness is under way in Indianapolis, and with all the stories flying around, we rounded up the biggest bits of news from the first few days of this year's NFL combine. A lot of early mock drafts had the first ha...

    Blog | February 25, 2013
  16. Psychological Terror and Greivis Vasquez: You Should Be Playing S...

    Jay Caspian Kang

    My first Salary Cap Fantasy Basketball draft occurred entirely online between 16 people who didn't really know one another, and lasted five and a half days. This sounds like hell because it is hell. For the better part of a week, I sat on my couch an...

    Blog | October 26, 2012